Monday, April 7, 2014

F Is For Flooding


Boy have we had some flooding around these parts overnight and this morning.  

It rained so hard last night it was like white noise outside.  It was crazy.  It rained about 6-7 inches in less than 12 hours.  We had already had a good bit of rain on Friday which left the ground saturated and with the amount of rain we had last night, there was some major flooding issues around our area that caused schools to be delayed 2 hours.  

That kind of worked in our favor because I got to lay around this morning and the kids had a hard time going to sleep last night so it gave them an extra two hours to sleep.

I did not have any flooding at my house, but several roads in our town was closed, a train got stranded across a road, etc.  

A friend of mine who lives in the next town over had some flooding issues at her house.  Close to her house is a "creek" and usually there is an 8 foot waterfall, the water is shallow and people go down there to picnic and splash around.....not anytime soon! 

 

Here are some pictures of my friends house and street.


This is a landslide on a heavily traveled road.  


And some apartments that were flooded.  They did numerous rescues from this apartment building.  Hope everyone is safe.

 
Lots of flooding going on overnight, but hopefully these people can find a new place to live and they have insurance to replace their belongings.


E Is For Eggs

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I'm so late blogging about this, but I was cleaning, rearranging and organizing on Saturday, so I'm going to double up today!  

Eggs.  

I used to LOVE some good ole cheesy scrambled eggs. 

I used to LOVE a good hard boiled egg with some salt and pepper, especially on Easter with all of the dyed eggs lying around.  

According to eHealthyTip these are the 7 best benefits of eggs......

1.  Egg have 6 gms of proteins and which is helpful to body and all necessary amino acids.

2.  Egg stops the woman from breast cancer and having egg daily has 40% less chances of breast cancer.


3.  Egg can treat macular degeneration which contains caroteinoids ,zeaxanthine and leutin  are present in excess amount in egg.
4.  Egg also cures the cataract , because  it contains zeaxanthine and leutine.
5.  Egg contains natural vitamin D.

6.  Egg yolk has 3 microgram of choline which is helpful for brain,nervous system and cardiac system.
7.  Having egg everyday puts an end to stroke and heart attack.
Have you had your egg today?




Friday, April 4, 2014

D Is For Dreams

D D is for Dacryphilia


Dreams.

I have dreams.

I dream of one day being able to work part time and be home when my kids get out of school.

My dream vacation is to fly "out west" (I'm in Alabama), drive around and sightsee for a couple of weeks then fly back home.

I had a dream once that my grandmother was still alive.  She died when I was on my honeymoon on November 19, 1999 from a long battle with cancer.  In my dream, she was in her bed and we watching Gone With The Wind, our favorite movie, and it's something we had done before she died.  I used to go visit and lay in the bed with her and watch old movies.  Anyway, in my dream she was telling me that it was going to be okay and I knew she was a Christian and would be going to heaven and she kept telling me over and over it was going to be okay, that she was going to be okay.  The next morning, my mother called me and told me my Great Aunt Carol, who was my grandmother's sister, had died the night before.  I really think my grandmother was trying to tell me that in my dream.  It's not something I will soon forget.

I have dreams of living in a bigger home one day where my kids can have their own space, their own "teen cave".

Everyone has dreams, dreams for your future, dreams when you sleep at night.....what are your dreams?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

C - Compromise



I was going to blog out my co-workers, in general of course, but thought that might not be a good idea.  

So my word for the day is compromise.

Webster Dictionary defines this word as "a way of reaching agreement in which each person or group gives up something that was wanted in order to end an argument or dispute".

I think this is a very important word, it's important when it comes to work, marriage, kids and relationships in general.  Of course this can be taken too far (ha ha, I just typed "fart", but of course corrected it).  Unless you are talking about life or death, there can be and I think has to be compromise in almost every situation.  

Some people might see it defined this way...... "a change that makes something worse and that is not done for a good reason".

People have a tendency to compromise their beliefs and moral values for something or someone and it's all one sided. This won't ever turn out good if this is the way you are living.  

In general, folks just need to take others into consideration and be mindful that not everything will always go their way and they will have to compromise.

I think I'm pretty much rambling, but hopefully you understand that I'm saying.

Have a blessed day!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

B is for Bad Service



In the little town  where I live, there are a million chain restaurants and a few hometown spots.  After volleyball practice or after a game or just hanging out with friends, we go to these chain restaurants and we go every 2-3 weeks.  We know the wait staff at some of these places and they know us.  When my family frequents an eatery that we have been to several times, I expect the service and food to be on spot.  WELL, we went to a place recently for hamburgers and not it wasn't McDonalds or Burger King, but it's well known for their steak burgers and shakes.  The service was BAD BAD BAD.

My daughter orders a cheesy cheddar burger and it came out looking like a dried up McDonald's cheeseburger, we had to ask 3-4 times for a refill of her coke, she had to ask for ranch dressing 2-3 times, the waiter told me mother in law that they couldn't find any lettuce for her grilled chicken salad then when they found it, it didn't have any grilled chicken on it!  BAD!!!

I'm not a complainer because I know people can have "off" days, I do sometimes, but I complained and low and behold, the manager contacted me by phone and sent us a $40 gift card for our trouble!  We will go back to this place with or without the gift card, but I won't soon forget the BAD service we received.  I will give them another chance.

I've joined the Blogging from A to Z Challenge....check it out here.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A is for Anti-Bucket List

So many people these days are creating their bucket lists.  I created one too, but now I'm going to do just the opposite and create my Anti-Bucket List.

Bungee jump
Cliff dive
Sky dive
Play flag football
Hunt
Sit on the beach for an entire day
Have mor children. 2 is enough
Gain all of weight back
Smoke a cigarette
Drink Jaegermeister
Be room mother

Those are just a few I can think of right now.

This is my first time doing this challenge and I'm already late. Darn kids.




Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Homemade Laundry Detergent



I got the idea to make my own laundry detergent from a friend at work.  She gave me the recipe she uses and said it was about $30 for a years worth of laundry detergent!**  I'm like count me in!  I'm always looking for ways to cut back and this was a great one.  Laundry detergent is so stinking expensive and it's something fun for the kids to do.  The like pouring all of the stuff together.

This is what I used:

96 oz of Oxi Clean
1 box of Washing Powder
3 bars of Fels Naptha soap - I put this in my food processor and I used my cheese grater to grate the soap. Be careful not to bust your knuckles on the cheese grater like Maggie did.
2 cups of Baking Soda
1 big box of Borax
2 containers of Downy Unstopables.  I used Purex Crystals the first time I made the detergent and I think I like the Purex brand better.

The total cost of this is about $30, but you will use the baking soda more than once and I always find coupons for the Downy Unstopables or Purex Crystals.

I put all of this in two garbage bags, and seriously, use two because this stuff is heavy and it will bust through the bag and make a HUGE mess. I might have experienced this myself, on a small scale of course. Once you get everything in the bags, mix it up by rolling around the bags and then pour it in a container. I got this glass container from Walmart and I can't remember how much it is. I use the scoop out of the Oxi Clean for the detergent.  This detergent works fine in an HE washer.

**This is my second round of laundry detergent and it did not last me a year.  It lasted about 4 months. I'm okay with that, we do ALOT of laundry.  It's ridiculous.  The friend that gave me the recipe for this, it did last her a year.


Make this and let me know how you like it!  Hopefully it will last you whole year!  



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